D.C. United 

Giovinco continues his hot play, leads Toronto past D.C.

By Andrew Somuah

In what looked like an easy home win in their favor, the Black-and-Red fell to Toronto FC in a 2-1 loss. A waved off goal by Kofi Opare coupled with bunch of missed opportunities and a late goal during the 83rd minute, United just couldn’t find their groove to really put their stamp on the game.

Opening up the game with a goal in the 6th minute, Steve Bimbaum put United up 1-0 and it looked like the game was going to go similar to the second half of the Chicago Fire game earlier this week. Toronto had other plans.

Taking over halfway through the match, Sebastian Giovinco of Toronto scored the equalizer in the 34th minute and from that point, Toronto looked like they found their groove.

Tallying his seventh goal of the season and inevitably closing the door on DC in the 83rd minute, Sebastian Giovinco was in full attack mode and according to United Head Coach Ben Olsen. “That’s why he’s one of the best in the MLS.”

Despite the loss, DC United defender Kofi Opare could se a few positives even as his team failed to get a result.“ I think we have improved on our overall game and we are slowly getting back to where we were. We just have to do the little things right defensively and just put teams out. We have to look to build from this game and correct our mistakes for the next game, also I think we strengthened our passes together and our combination plays were well.”

Despite the loss, United is in first place in the East and the rest of the team seem to be in high hopes. Don’t miss next week’s match against Orlando City as Kaka and company will be looking for revenge. Meanwhile, the now streaking Reds have some time off before playing New York City FC on June 20.



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